TV & Movies

Netflix is testing a random play button to shuffle your TV shows

Odds are you've watched your favorite show on Netflix enough times to pick up on the overarching plot no matter what episode you're watching. Of course, you can manually choose an episode at "random," but that takes a lot of work.

Netflix is reportedly testing a Random Episode feature. Android Policespotted the test on Friday. From the screenshots, it looks like the feature would work similarly to shuffle in your music app. Tapping shuffle arrows would let users... Read More &raquo

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Spotify Premium subscribers now get free Hulu TV and Movie streaming

If you have Spotify Premium, you can get Hulu's ad-supported service at no extra cost, starting Tuesday.

The offer works for new and existing Spotify Premium users. If you already have Hulu, you can also take advantage of the deal.

SEE: Best Spotify alternatives for streaming music in 2019

If you're new to Spotify Premium, after you sign up for the offer, you'll get the Premium streaming service and Hulu free for the first 30 days. After the first... Read More &raquo

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Twitter releases Game of Thrones emojis ahead of season eight premiere

The eighth and final season of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones premieres in April. As the day draws closer, fans are getting more and more excited to see which house will take the Iron Throne.

On Thursday, Twitter released new custom art of everyone's favorite characters paired with the hashtag #ForTheThrone. In addition, if you hashtag a character's name, a custom emoji will appear next to it.

So now as you tune in to the Game of Thrones series finale,... Read More &raquo

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Best apps to help plan your perfect Valentine's Day

It's hard to ignore Valentine's Day whether you're excited about it, or you loathe it. The supermarket aisles are full of pink and red things, cupids dangle from unexpected places and shelves buckle under heaps of heart-shaped candy.

Whether this is your first or your fiftieth Valentines Day with your sweetie, or if you plan to spend the evening with your friends, these apps can turn it into a fun time.

1. Get the food right

If you're confident in your... Read More &raquo

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Netflix makes it easy to share your favorite show in an Instagram Story

Netflix creates shows that often inspire binge-watching -- and while eagerly awaiting the next season, people love to talk about recap pieces, fan theories and memes.

Netflix has now added support for Instagram Story integration. So, if you just got around to watching Bird Box, for example, you can share the show on Instagram directly from the Netflix app.

For now, the feature will launch for iOS users, according to the company's announcement on Twitter.

SEE: These streaming apps dominated our time and wallets in 2018

When... Read More &raquo

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CES 2019: Netflix working on AI to crack down on illegal account sharing

The fact that some Netflix users share passwords isn't exactly news. Users may share a Netflix account with family members and friends as a way to save money.

But nearly 75 percent of Americans share their account with others, according to a study conducted by Country Financial. But password sharing could quickly become more difficult in the near future, if Netflix follows through on its plan.

Synamedia, a video software provider, debuted a new AI program at CES 2019 this... Read More &raquo

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'Snap Originals' lets users watch TV-style shows on the app

Over the last two months, Snapchat (iOS, Android) has experienced an exodus of users. The company reported its slowest user growth to date in May and fewer log-ins from members who used to visit daily.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel blamed the app's recent redesign that received a cold reception from popular influencers.

To stop the bleed, Snapchat is rolling out Snap Originals, a series of exclusive shows with new episodes daily. The new shows can... Read More &raquo

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New 'Binge' app from PopSugar helps you decide the best TV shows to stream next

If you're like me, your Netflix queue is packed with movies and TV shows that look interesting, but you might never watch. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime can offer suggestions based on what I watched, but I wind up cycling through the same three shows constantly.

The Binge app (iOS) from PopSugar wants to help users find the best shows to stream next, based on their preferences. It's not the first of its kind, but the app does... Read More &raquo

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NFL and CBS All Access strike deal to stream NFL games on mobile apps and elsewhere

CBS announced a major addition to its National Football League broadcasts today, with live streaming of all NFL games coming to Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast via the CBS All Access service, plus an extension of the partnership to 2022. The financial terms of the deal were not publicized. (Disclosure: CBS Corp. is the parent company of CBS Interactive, which owns

SEE: The Best Live TV Streaming Apps in 2018

The NFL previously had an exclusive... Read More &raquo

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